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November 26, 2012
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Failure Of India's Big Rocket Project Is Symbolic Of Deep Structural Problems
New Delhi, India (SPX) Nov 25, 2012
The ongoing "Asia Pivot" by United States is rapidly changing the regional dynamics of the Indo - Pacific region, and nowhere is it more visible than the sphere of cooperation in defence and space research. Recently Canadian and Australian defence co-operation and ties with India reached unprecedented highs, a chain of event termed as the "Rise of the Anglosphere" by historian Walter Russell Mead. However, the successive failure of Indian GSLV missions, combined with India's stubborn secrecy ... read more
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MARSDAILY

Intrigue from Mars, or Grotzinger's silence
Mars rover Curiosity has collected shocking data that may make it into the history books, John Grotzinger, lead scientist of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, said on Thursday. He declined ... more
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Russian Briz-M puts US satellite into orbit
A Russian Briz-M upper stage has successfully put a US Ecostar-16 communication satellite into orbit. According to Roscosmos, this happened at 7:43 Moscow time this morning. A Proton-M carrie ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Fly me to the universe
In the eye of Ouyang Ziyuan, Chinese will not only explore the moon and Mars, but the sun, Venus and Jupiter, as well. "I wish we could travel further away," said Ouyang, chief scientist of Ch ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Secret mini-shuttle launch delayed
The U.S. Air Force says an investigation into engine trouble during a recent Delta rocket launch will delay the launch of its X-37B mini-shuttle. ... more


MARSDAILY

Spacecraft Monitoring Martian Dust Storm
A Martian dust storm that NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been tracking since last week has also produced atmospheric changes detectable by rovers on Mars. Using the orbiter's Mars Colo ... more
The Year In Space
EXO LIFE

Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?
Astronomers find planets in strange places and wonder if they might support life. One such place would be in orbit around a white or brown dwarf. While neither is a star like the sun, both glow and ... more
TECH SPACE

University of Glasgow and Clyde Space set to put brakes on space junk problem
Engineers at the University of Glasgow and Clyde Space Ltd have developed a practical solution to the increasing problem of space debris. Millions of pieces of 'space junk' are orbiting the Earth as ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US, Arab allies bomb IS jihadists in Syria

British PM to hold first direct talks with Iran's president since 1979

Damascus says was informed by US of air strikes on IS

China jails Uighur scholar for life for 'separatism': lawyer

Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader

US says no 'trading' nuclear concessions for Iran help on IS

Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief

SPACE TRAVEL

At Helsinki's Slush, start-ups 'speed date' for financing
It's 10:00 am at Helsinki's Cable Factory and for Yan Shtefanets, a 23-year-old Russian student, the clock is ticking: he has two minutes to pitch his start-up to investors to secure much-needed financing. ... more
MARSDAILY

Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings
NASA downplayed Wednesday talk of a major discovery by its Martian rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the Red Planet. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

S. Korea rocket launch set for Nov 29
South Korea plans to go ahead with a delayed rocket launch on Thursday next week in its third bid in four years to put a satellite into orbit, officials said. ... more
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France, Germany compromise on Ariane launcher: minister
France and Germany have overcome differences on building a successor to the Ariane 5 rocket, French Science Minister Genevieve Fioraso said at a European space meeting here Wednesday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

UK Secures Billion Pound Package For Space Investment
The UK Space Agency is set to invest 1.2 pounds in some of Europe's biggest and most lucrative space projects, providing the UK with increased leadership in a rapidly growing global sector and build ... more
24/7 News Coverage
What set the Earth's plates in motion?

Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

Artificial 'beaks' that collect water from fog: A drought solution?

Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezing...and melting

Nile River monitoring influences North-East Africa's future

The future of global agriculture may include new land, fewer harvests

Indonesia faces challenging problems to quell ongoing forest fires

OUTER PLANETS

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere
Munich, Germany (SPX) Nov 22, 2012 Dwarf planet Makemake [1] is about two thirds of the size of Pluto, and travels around the Sun in a distant path that lies beyond that of Pluto but closer to the ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Team May Reveal Major Discovery Soon
The Curiosity Mars rover has made a potentially explosive discovery, experts said, but NASA scientists are keeping it under wraps to double-check the spacecraft's calculations. Chief mission s ... more
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Pleiades 1B is ready for integration in the payload "stack" for Arianespace's next Soyuz mission
The Pleiades 1B satellite passenger for Arianespace's fourth Soyuz flight from French Guiana is ready for integration into the medium-lift launcher's payload "stack" at the Spaceport. This dua ... more
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Pleiades 1B is ready for integration in the payload "stack" for Arianespace's next Soyuz mission

Failure Of India's Big Rocket Project Is Symbolic Of Deep Structural Problems

Russian Briz-M puts US satellite into orbit


LAUNCH PAD
Curiosity Rover Preparing for Thanksgiving Activities

Intrigue from Mars, or Grotzinger's silence

Spacecraft Monitoring Martian Dust Storm


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China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact


LAUNCH PAD
Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

At Pluto, Moons and Debris May Be Hazardous to New Horizons Spacecraft During Flyby

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Mexsat Bicentenario is delivered to French Guiana for its December launch on Ariane 5
The second passenger for Arianespace's next heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission - Mexsat Bicentenario - has arrived in French Guiana. Built by satellite manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corporation, this telec ... more
MARSDAILY

Survey At 'Matijevic Hill' Wrapping Up
Opportunity is nearing the completion of the local area survey around the location called "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Rover Preparing for Thanksgiving Activities
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completed a touch-and-go inspection of one rock on Sunday, Nov. 18, then pivoted and, on the same day, drove toward a Thanksgiving overlook location. Last week, Cur ... more
MARSDAILY

Meteorite samples provide definitive evidence of water and rock types on Mars
Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, NASA's Johnson Space Center, Lunar Planetary Institute, and Carnegie Institute of Washington report on geochemical studies that help towards settlin ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Magnetic fields make the excitons go 'round

New 'star' shaped molecule breakthrough

Penn research helps uncover mechanism behind solid-solid phase transitions

Uncovering the forbidden side of molecules

Chemical bond between a superheavy element and a carbon atom established

UChicago-Argonne National Lab team improves solar-cell efficiency

Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod

ROBO SPACE

Ban 'killer robots,' rights group urges

LAUNCH PAD

ILS Launches the EchoStar XVI Satellite

ROCKET SCIENCE

S. Korea readies for delayed rocket launch

ROBO SPACE

Robotic Fish Research Swims into New Ethorobotics Waters

STATION NEWS

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

ROCKET SCIENCE

Supersonic Decelerator Project 'On Track' for Success

SPACE TRAVEL

Europe, U.S. talk space program link

TIME AND SPACE

BaBar Experiment Confirms Time Asymmetry

ROBO SPACE

Toshiba unveils dog-like robot for Fukushima plant

LAUNCH PAD

France, Germany seek Ariane compromise at ESA space meet

Lifting The Ceiling On Terran Lifeforms

NASA Innovator of Year Hunts for Extraterrestrial Amino Acids

MESSENGER Finds Unusual Groups of Ridges and Troughs on Mercury

NASA's Kepler Wraps Prime Mission, Begins Extension

Martian And Terran History Finding a common denominator

South Korea's rocket launch likely to take place Nov. 29

Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars

Three ISS crew return to Earth in Russian capsule

Station Crew Off Duty After Undocking

Rare image of Super-Jupiter sheds light on planet formation

Astronomers Directly Image Massive Star's 'Super-Jupiter'

SETI Institute Major Donation From Qualcomm Chief Scientist Franklin Antonio

New views of the Martian ionosphere

AVX Introduces SMD Tantalum Chip Capacitors For Aerospace Applications

Instrument Delivered for NASA's Upcoming Mars Mission

Melt water on Mars could sustain life

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

NASA Selects Information Technology Flight Operations Support Contract

CU LASP package ready for MAVEN integration bound for Mars

Space station command changes

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